Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together? How about playing with LEGO®? Would you like to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO® materials to teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job!
Play-Well TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org) is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to STEM concepts using LEGO® components.
We are hiring additional smart, creative, dynamic kids' Engineering Instructors to lead our great programs in area schools and community centers throughout the Ventura area including: Thousand Oaks and Oxnard, and the Santa Barbara area including: Goleta and Carpinteria. This part-time position includes teaching daily after-school programs with some weekday morning programs and weekend birthday parties throughout the school year, and full day camp programs during the summer.
Buckle up - this is hard work! Lugging 40 pound totes in and out of your car, leading excited kids through challenging projects, managing classroom conflicts, cleaning up all that LEGO® - this will be the toughest job you'll ever love!
Flexible schedule: availability during 3-5 weekday afternoons a must during school year, availability during some weekday mornings and weekends a plus. Summer months and school holidays availability for full weekday camps.
Experience and passion teaching K-8 students in a classroom or summer camp setting.
STEAM related coursework or experience a plus but not required - we provide training!
Must have a reliable vehicle to transport teaching materials and commute to teaching sites.
Compensation includes drive time, setup and instruction hours
We highly value our teaching staff, and pay for time spent driving to a site that's farther than 30 minutes away. We also pay a 3 hour daily class minimum rather than just the hour or so spent in the classroom.
APPLES TO APPLES PAY COMPARISON:
* Class session 1 hour
** Excess drive time
Total pay per class session/day
$51 + excess drive time
* Play-Well pays a minimum of 3 hours per daily class session ** Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day